Keeping your organization’s IT systems safe and secure has never been more difficult. Companies are under increased threats from a variety of cyber threats. And, they’re facing staffing challenges and increasingly complex IT environments.
80% of companies recently surveyed by Forrester Consulting are partnering with Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) to deal with the growing threat landscape.
Forrester Consulting surveyed more than 100 IT security decision-makers who either work with MSSPs or are considering it. The survey, commissioned by leading managed security provider and ATC partner, Masergy, found that:
- 65% of those organizations are using MSSPs
- 50% are using MSSPs for 24×7 monitoring services
- 40% are considering MSSPs for advanced threat detection and intelligence
Filling the Gap
MSSPs are increasingly popular with cyber security teams because they fill in organizational gaps and free up resources. IT managers who work with MSSPs find it faster and less costly than hiring additional security staff.
Further, the Forrester Consulting survey found that organizations working with MSSPs experienced improved operational workflows and faster escalations in response to detected threats. MSSPs not only find more security issues but they also help the organization deal with those issues better.
Read more here on Masergy’s blog.